Join the Stop Police Crimes Float in the 2015 Bud Billiken Parade Sat Aug 8th

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UPDATE: Stop Police Crimes Float in the 2015 Bud Billiken Parade 

The other weekend we participated in the 2015 Bud Billiken Parade with the first ever Stop Police Crimes float accompanied by over 100 supporters, made up of community members, groups and organizations including AnakBayan Chicago, Fight for 15 Chicago, Elephant Rebellion, and InPDUM Chicago. We received an overwhelming welcome from the communities lining the streets. Three times cops/parade officials tried to remove us from the parade, and three times we continued on…so united were the marchers and the 1000’s of folks cheering us on.
We were honored to have with us Dorothy Holmes, mother of Ronald Johnson who was murdered by Chicago police on October 12th, 2014. The parade route passed by the site where he was killed at 54th/MLK Drive. Dorothy Holmes spoke at the site about what happened to Ronnieman–she is still courageously fighting for justice for her son, and all other police crime victims. This was a day of solidarity and power of the people–a great warmup for Aug 29th!. Our warmest appreciation and hugs of solidarity to all the artists who created our great float!
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The Stop Police Crimes Float with over 100 supporters made up of community members, groups and organizations including AnakBayan Chicago, Fight for 15 Chicago, Elephant Rebellion, InPDUM Chicago, Chicago Anonymous

 

 

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The cops approached us three times to try and kick us out the Parade ‘‪#‎CPD‬ you can’t hide we charge you with genocide’ but in our unity and strength we continued-we will continue continuing till we get justice. The unifying power of the people fighting for community control over the Chicago Police is growing…

 

 

PRESS COVERAGE:

RADIO WBEZ – Stop Police Crimes Float in the Bud Billiken Parade (starts around 7 mins 15 secs)
FIGHT BACK     Marching against police crimes in the Chicago’s Bud Billiken Parade 
Article by Dream Defender, Angelique Cherie Fullwood who has been visiting us this past week campaigning for CPAC. She’ll be back on August 29, but before she left town, she wrote this article about the float at this years Bud Billiken Parade. Thanks, Angelique Cherie Fullwood, for all your contributions!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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JOIN the Stop Police

Crimes float in this 2015 Bud Billiken Parade on Saturday, August 8. We are marching for an elected Civilian Police Accountability Council – CPAC

If you want to march with the Stop Police Crimes float, individually or with your group, please contact call 312.939-2750 or email: contact@naarpr.org

The more people we have accompanying the float the more powerful the message promoting the campaign for community control of the police and the August 29th mass protest “This Stops Today!…We Can’t Breathe”JOIN the Stop Police Crimes float in this 2015 Bud Billiken Parade on Saturday, August 8. We are marching for an elected Civilian Police Accountability Council – CPAC

If you want to march with the Stop Police Crimes float, individually or with your group, please contact us here or call 312.939-2750 or email: contact@naarpr.org

The more people we have accompanying the float the more powerful the message promoting the campaign for community control of the police and the August 29th mass protest “This Stops Today!…We Can’t Breathe”

The Bud Billiken is one of the largest African American parades in the US. Our previous participation generated huge support from the 1.5 million in attendance, this year is the first time we have a float and we anticipate an even warmer reception!

A big shoutout to Elephant Rebellion and all the artists who are donating their hand work and artistic brilliance to building the first ever Stop Police Crimes float, your creative solidarity rocks our hearts!

Stop Police Crimes is a campaign of the Chicago Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression organizing with the neighborhoods of Chicago so that the oppressed communities, that bear the burden of the current police occupation are empowered…

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